This is a new clean start with new fluff, just pictures and no walls of text.Old thread: Khorne's Coalition of Eldar Corsairs - UPDATE: Final Update 170512Void Dragons Corsairs: Fleet Triaris, the Voidborn
Fleet Triaris of the Void Dragons Corsairs is led by the Voidborn brothers who are Eldar nobles of House Eldanash. They are uncannily rational, and coldly efficient. Corsairs who serve in this fleet are, for the most part, hardened and well trained killers. Although there is no strict training programme, all Corsairs undergo rites of warfare to readjust their minds to the brutality of war, to give them the skills needed for their walk of life and to instill in them the Voidborn philosophy: "We all soujourners in this strange land."
The Voidborn have a darker secret. They have close links to the Commorrites, often visiting the Dark City. Unbeknownst to the Craftworlds, the Voidborn recruit actively from Commorrites who are assimmilated into the Voidborn and are barely different to any other Corsair. The Voidborn association does not stop there. The brothers have gone so far as to sponser a Voidborn Kabal, who has formed an oddly tight bond with the Void Dragons, trading slaves for weapons and operating as a recruitment centre.
They are not affiliated closely with any Craftworld but do have a tie of friendship with Craftworld Iyanden through Admiral Yriel. Large contingents of Corsair mercenaries support Iyanden in the struggle to survive and provide Yriel with the much needed manpower to continue operations in the sector. Alaitoc is not averse to contracting the Voidborn or consulting them for intelligence on their enemies. Uthwe has fought alongside the Voidborn and although they are not close friends they respect each other as vanguards of the Eldar race.
In battle, the Voidborn conventionally establish air and space superiority as the first goal. It is a strategic predictability of the Eldar race but it is founded on solid core principles. Without control of the airspace and the atmosphere ground forces are exposed to fighting both against possible multiple fronts on the ground and infinite attack vectors from above. As such the Voidborn use their extensive fleet to secure the atmosphere above. Once established they deploy air assault flights of corsairs with jetpacks to seize vulnerable locations and use armoured spearheads to close with the enemy and overrun them with superior firepower. Air power is not a crucial component as it is with other corsairs, air superiority being primarily a means to isolate the ground, but whenever possible the Voidborn make use of air power to saturate the enemy. Unlike the Dark Kin they are so closely linked with, they do not find glee in needless slaughter and savour only expedient and efficient warfare.
The Voidborn network has a specialty in operating as mercenaries to Craftworlds, Kabals, even Mon'Keigh. Such actions are sanctioned by Princess Saarina who ultimately the Voidborns as Void Dragons must answer to. Employment as guns-for-hire provide them with insider knowledge of the modus operandi of the employers and also entertainment as the Voidborns participate in adventurous politicking and Machiavellian scheming. They are essentially war profiteers and resort to slavery for trade. Amoral and effective.The Voidborn Brothers"I will show you fear in a handful of dust"
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The Voidborn Brothers are a legendary pair of Corsair heroes who have plied a mercenary privateer trade among the Eldar people for centuries. They lead the Voidborns, a splinter faction of the ruthless Void Dragons.
Ezekiel Voidborn, first born of House Eldanaash was an Autarch of the Craftworld Biel Tan. On expedition he was captured by the Dark Eldar and brought back to Commoragh. Instead of feasting upon his life and soul, Ezekiel was thrown into the arena. Contrary to expectations, Ezekiel survived his first bout against initiate Wyches and went on to achieve victories in the arena. He was a favourite among the Kabals and respected for his combat prowess. On the day the Wych Cult was due to release Ezekiel to become his own man in Dark Eldar society, his half brother, Drakones, led a daring stunt. Diving from the skies in a Cloudstrike Squadron of Falcons, Drakones had voluntarily exiled himself from Biel Tan and come to rescue his brother. Drakones was a Farseer of natural battle aptitude and an adept in the navigation of perils both temporal and spatial. Drakones struck a blow that day against the Wych Cult and destroyed it. The Kabals spectated this daring exploit and from that day on the pair of brothers earnt the respect of the Kabals, Ezekiel for his adventures in the arena and Drakones for his skill in navigating the Webway to reach Commoragh. The Voidborns retain a close connection to the armourers and merchants of Commoragh, trading with the Commorrite manufacturers for weapons and hiring Commorrite mercenary bands such as the Solarbound Guard and the Darklight Butchers.Bladesworn
5 Jetpack Bladesworn
Unlike other Corsairs, the Voidborn Bladesworn are chosen by merit not status or noble birth. They are the finest warriors and most loyal, raised up from the ranks through hard work they protect their liege with unwavering resolve.Voidstorm Veterans
Those Corsairs who have undergone the Final Rite of Battle, gain access to the elite Voidstorm ranks. Voidstorms are all Felarchs, equivalent of an Ensign aboard an Imperial craft and as such are rarely called together to serve to fight in one unit. Usually are disseminated among the ranks to impart squad-level command control, they are capable leaders and proficient with a variety of weapons.Skyarrow Flight of Corsairs
Skyarrow Flight is just one Flight of rank and file Corsairs. They utilise jetpacks to provide deployment means and dizzying corkscrewing redirections during the flow of battle. The jetpack is a mark of a Corsair, when the red winged legions descend only then do the combatants truly know whose side they are on.Rangers, Pathfinders and Outcasts
4 RangersHellstrike Squadron
2 Falcons and dismounts
2 War HuntersFirelight Squadron
1 Corsair Venom and dismounts
3 CJBsWasp Assault Walkers
1 Dark WaspHeavenfury Wing
1 PhoenixThe Vagyr
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These exiled Fire Dragons were cast out from their Craftworld. The Shrine of the True Temper lost self control during the seige of Tempera V and in the resulting chaos slaughtering several hab blocks worth of Imperial citizens. Their Craftworld was loathe to acknowledge such bloodthirsty chaotic warriors as their own and exiled them to the Void. They now call themselves the Vagyr, vagabond warriors, and find service in the ranks of the Voidborn Corsairs.Archon Traskyion of the Kabal of the Voidborn"Waste and empty the sea"
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Archon Traskyion is rumoured to be a Voidborn relative, to what degree is entirely a mystery. Some claim Traskyion is Ezekiel's full brother while other's claim he is his son. In any case, Traskyion is a formdiable foe. He formerly was an advisor of Duke Sliscus, an ambassador to the Corsair fleets but when approached with a new scheme to set up a Voidborn Kabal, Traskyion parted ways amicably (odd for Sliscus) and returned to Commorragh. Traskyion watches his back against the manoeuvring of the Kabals but is well respected for his neutrality and his mercenary kabalites. He describes himself as a Sliscian, just without the eccentricity.Serpent Bladesworn
The Serpent Bladesworn were Traskyion's closest retinue from a time before his service with Duke Sliscus. They are devoted to their lord, more loyal and trustworthy than even an Incubus. They are ultimately court bodyguards and carry small weapons but no lethal in their hands.Incubi Shrine of the Soul Gorge
Voidborn Kabalites do not follow a clear and distinct Kabal ambition. Instead the Kabal rents them out as manpower, primarily to the Corsair bands who pay in slaves, in addition to the rights the Kabalites have over loot.Troupe of the Cast Shadow
The Troupe of the Cast Shadow is shrouded in myth and rumour. Their sober macabre attire is so distant from the colourful outfits of other Harliequins that they are said to resemble the divine undertakers of the Eldar race. Rumour has it that this troupe gave a private performance for the court of the Archon Yglion of the Kabal of the Black Rose. The entire kabal was found liquefied in their realm by a rival Archon. Of the Troupe there was no trace. Two theories exist, one that the Troupe has abandoned their vows to Cegorach and have taken up the profession of assassins; their blank visored masks projected holographic projections of their target's greatest desires or fears, or that they are Cegorach's Furies hunting down those who would laugh at the Laughing God. Whatever may be the case, the Troupe of the Cast Shadow stalk the Webway in the service of myriad forces.The Darklight Butchers
The Darklight Butchers are one of many Trueborn sects in the Voidborn Kabal. The Voidborn Kabal is unique in that it actively recruits Trueborn exiled or dishonoured from other Kabals and makes them their own. The Darklight Butchers are the elite mercenaries of the Voidborn, operating as wetwork mercenaries in Sec Maenda, the Null City or mercenary district. They tote the latest weapons and imitate Scourges who they seek to be one day.The Collectors
The Collectors are former bandits that the Voidborn Kabal reassimilated into their ranks. They are experts in destruction and mayhem, and are loosed to do the Voidborn's most fiery work.The Solarbound Guard
The Solarbound Guard are part of the Scourge clique. Elite, skyborne and arrogant, the Solarbound Guard take after the Solar Cults of antiquity. They are the Voidborn premier messenger service albeit with many many weapons...Misc
Situation Report - May
Top left: Eldritch Raiders with Shuriken Cannon
Bottom left: Voidstorms
Top middle: Yriel + Void Dreamer, Sky Dragon Prince + Bladesworn, Dark Prince + Bladesworn
Centre: Trueborn (5 Shardcarbines + 5 Blasters)
Bottom middle: Commorrite Mercenaries (Kabalite Warriors)
Top right: Eldritch Raiders with EML
Middle right: Void Dragons (WIP)
Bottom right: Storm Corsairs
Top left: 2 Falcons
Middle left: Warp Hunter
Bottom left: 3 Wave Serpents
Middle top: Nightspinner (has Fire Prism turret too)
Centre: 3 Wasp Assault Walkers
Top right: Hornet + Raider
Middle right: War Walker (Iyanden)
Bottom right: Corsair Venom + Vyper + 3 Corsair Jetbikes
The Dark Corsairs (Dark Eldar inspired/bits)
The Dark Prince and his Bladesworn
WIP Yriel + Void Dreamer
The Sky Dragon and his Bladesworn
Storm Corsairs (black ones have Dark Eldar helmets)
Corsair Venom in Void Dragon colours